Friday morning breakfast was inspired by this week’s Cookie Friday – Almond Joy Macaroons! I turned those cookies into overnight oats. Vanilla Greek yogurt + skim milk + crushed pineapple + coconut + almonds + 4 chocolate chips. Haha. I was so excited to eat it that I was making up little jingles about overnight oats while preparing it last night.
Oooops! I felt a little pain when I started running this morning, but I just ignored it. Turns out my left sock was soaked with blood! It’s funny because I have extremely low pain tolerance for all other areas in my life, but in running I have a surprising ability to power through. I subscribe to the “pain is inevitable but suffering is optional”, and I just crank up the tunes! I really have no idea what happened. There was no blister there? Perhaps my toenail was too long. That wasn’t even on the list of toes that have been bothering me!
The funny part? Before I took off my shoes after the gym, I called to schedule an appointment to get my nails done for my b-day! Excellent timing.
This was my green machine lunch. Avocado + romaine + baked pitas with garlic + cucumber dip + hummus + lime.
The cucumber dip was an adaptation from Joy the Baker’s Herb Yogurt Cucumber Dip recipe. I’ll try the whole wheat flatbread another day when I have some baking tools!
After an intense internet search, I settled on Cherry Creek Nail Salon. Mainly because of its convenient location near my house AND a Starbucks.
I’m going to give you a little Before & After of my nails because I know you will love it.
Band-aids & blood!
I think I should probably invest in some new flip-flops too. But I can only solve one problem at a time!
My nail tech won my heart by giggling over my thumbs and telling me how cute they are! They ARE cute!
We also shared a laugh when she asked me,”Can you pay now?” I heard,”Can you paint now?” I was just looking at her like, noooo, I can’t paint my nails! That’s why I’m here. Actually the whole row of ladies was cracking up. I really liked the salon, but I wouldn’t trade it for my awesome Dominican salon! I miss those girls! I mean who else is so concerned about your feet that they buy cream from a pharmacy and send it to you via another white girl. So funny!! And it’s just not the same without the telenovelas!
How are YOU celebrating my birthday eve?! I’m super excited this year. The last three years my birthday has been a super-busy school day, but this year I get to spend the whoooooole day with my handsome husband!!!!!
P.S. The title of today’s post was inspired by my nail color Opi’s Feelin’ Hot-Hot-Hot! I was daydreaming about my Dominican salon when I chose the color too. Every time they would ask me what color I wanted I would say,”Un rosado.” It became like a running joke. Pink really is the best color for nails. I always regret it when I choose red. Even for Christmas.